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Archive for December, 2007

This year may be remembered as the turning point for personal genomics, when broad gene testing for individuals finally came within reach.

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The journal Nature, in the act of celebrating itself, has created a web page that may be just as valuable: an archive of the journal’s most significant publications of the last century.

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A unique electron microscope that can help create four-dimensional “movies” of molecules may hold the answers to research questions in a number of fields including chemistry, biology, and physics, according to an article scheduled for the Dec. 24 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS’ weekly newsmagazine.

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A bio-gas plant in an Indian town generates 3,000 watts of electricity a day—from human waste.

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And they have been carefully tissue-matched in the same way as bone marrow donations to prevent the risk of rejection if they are transplanted into people.

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Scientists have made two significant advances in developing a stem-cell patch to repair the damage caused to the heart after an attack.

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South Korean scientists have cloned cats by manipulating a fluorescent protein gene, a procedure which could help develop treatments for human genetic diseases, officials said Wednesday.

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